Next up – there was a Team Vogel Board Meeting this weekend too and we have some big dates to announce… (More details to follow…but…MARK YOUR CALENDARS)
Feb. 19th - 1st Annual Bowling Tournament / Chili Cook-off
May 14th – 1st Annual Team Vogel Golf Outing at Cedar Valley
We hope to add an Upcoming Events Tab to the website, where we will be able to post all events and who to contact for more information. I am so excited to see these additions. Watch out Bowlers – I throw a mean rock J.
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Now – before you continue reading…I must confess, it has been a long weekend for I have been cooped up in the house with a nasty bug (alone, except for a few brave guests) and I had a lot of time to think. So, I needed a little therapy – and the blog gets my thoughts today…
I’m broken … but I am finding the pieces -
I will admit – I am broken. My life feels like it has been shattered into pieces a couple times now…when Joe was first diagnosed in 2006, when the cancer returned in 2009, and when Joe finally was able to be at peace in August.
It’s a pretty crappy feeling, I won’t lie, but what bothers me the most is - these are all events I (we) had no control over. The only control I (we) ever had / have is what to do with the time we have. So as I continue to make my way through each day – I wouldn’t say it gets easier, but I find myself picking up some pieces and putting them back into place. I will never be the same person I was, because part me is gone. I can’t replace this one missing piece, but I will find a way to mend that area with time and make the most of what time I have.
A new piece will be picked up this coming November when I begin a new job. This past week I was offered and accepted a new position with the Miller Mentoring Program in Winona. I am super excited for this opportunity. I will definitely miss working at the assisted living, for I truly had co-workers who were great co-workers but more importantly friends. I will miss the residents and the knowledge they passed on to me – but… They can’t get rid of me that easy, I will be setting up my weekly manicure sessions this next week.
With this new piece coming, I feel as though I am gaining new pieces, mending, rather than losing pieces everyday.
As life continues on – I did reach a new hurdle this weekend. I came down with a nasty bug. I will be honest, I HATE being sick (Who doesn’t) and I complain a lot when I am sick. Well – my dog just doesn’t cut it…I complain to her and she tilts her head a little. I really missed having Joe here. Not that he could have done anything to help – but he was always so good about listening and just telling me to go back to bed, cracking a joke, or just watching a movie with me. SO – thank you to my family and friends for listening to me complain about being sick. I seriously think complaining helps get rid of the bug J. (Joe would totally disagree on this – for he never complained – opposites attract I guess).
It’s amazing how something so simple as being sick, can make you miss someone more, when you are already missing them more than you could ever imagine.
Peace and Love
PS - Thank you to the kind individual who sent me the beautiful picture featured in the post today. I love it!